You didn't come all this way to not ENJOY your life!

Warning: The Merriment Making Method might actually make you feel happier.

You don't need my permission, or anyone else's, to play. But what you will find here are tools, tips, resources for making it easier to find the FUN in your life again!

“Play, in all its varieties taken together, 

works to build us into fully functioning effective human beings.” 

Peter Gray

Make It Happen!


The Merriment Makers

The membership group for people who want to celebrate life and want tips on how to be more joyful, playful, and kind!

You're worth more than how productive you can be.

If you feel like every day is rinse & repeat

If you can't remember the last time you genuinely enjoyed something

If you want to find more people who like playing

  • I'm going to reveal an unconventional approach to how you can find more joy every day, even with a neurodivergent mind.

  • You'll learn how to feel less lonely and find more purpose as an individual and as part of a community.

  • I'll show you how to create more confidence, connection, and color in your home, friendships, work, and life with theory and tangible 1-2-3 steps.

“When we recognize that play is NOT a frivolous activity but absolutely crucial for healthy child development and mental wellbeing, then we will give it the PRIORITY STATUS it deserves.”

Anna Ranson

Meet Your Coach

My name is Mary England, AKA Uncustomary.

I'm a published author, life coach, event speaker, podcaster, and team building facilitator. I have two degrees in Psychology. I’ve run my own business since 2013, where I created my own job title: Merriment Maker.

Previously, I worked at a psychiatric rehabilitation center for five years, creating curriculums for courses for 100 adults with mental illness.

I also have one dozen mental illnesses of my own. I've come to this space from a sincere desire of wanting to be happy, not naturally being happy. I know this is work. And I'm doing it with you.

I believe in play over meditation. I'm blunt. My methods are founded in psychology and science, and I'm also optimistic. I'm a good teacher. I've taught adults how to read. Perhaps most importantly, I am here to get you to take action, not just to theoretically understand something.

Tangibility will always win over theory.

Every month we'll focus on a different theme of how to bring more PLAY, JOY, KINDNESS, CELEBRATION, and AUTHENTICITY to your REAL LIFE.

February 2023 >> How To Have Fun (Again)

You can count on the resources fitting under the themes of:

Feel Good. Create Good. Spread Good.

What Do You GET Every Month?

20+ Resources Including...

  • Live Masterclasses + Workshops
  • Workbook
  • Weekly Merriment Missions
  • Weekly Creative Challenges
  • Group Chat
  • SMS Texts Inspiration (US only)
  • Pinterest Board
  • Digital + Printable Art
  • EFT/Tapping
  • Meditation
  • Podcast
  • Journaling
  • Gratitude Prompts
  • Bonus Interviews
  • Snail Mail Newsletter
  • E-Newsletter
  • Facebook Group
  • Teachable

Merriment Makers Membership Card mailed to you when you sign up!

This was made especially for you!

Here's what others have to say!

"I can’t sing Uncustomary’s praises enough! I stumbled across her website while looking for tools to boost my self-care (It and my self-esteem had taken a nosedive) Flash forward two and a half years, I’m catching up with a close friend over dinner and she paused mid conversation to make an observation. 'You really look good...You look happy, and I think it’s because you’ve become more genuine to your true self.' She was right, and I credit a large part of that growth and overall happiness to Uncustomary.

Mary knows her stuff. Period. Let me add that I am a mental health counselor -- so, I do not make that statement lightly. Uncustomary is the perfect balance of fun, education, and support. And, if there isn’t already an Uncustomary article or tool for what you’re dealing with, Mary can create one. She is such a real, kind, personable being! I am a member and loving every bit of it. It’s one of the best, and most reasonable investments I have made for myself since joining Uncustomary two and a half years ago! I’m excited to see where she goes next." - Jenn

"This Membership Group is one of the most supportive, colorful, and joyous places I know! Maybe it's because Mary is always surpassing Herself with so many bright, shiny ways to love yourself and share your best with the world. There are journaling prompts, worksheets, playlists, endless ways to practice self-love and gratitude with a joyful attitude, all kinds of ideas for exploring and expanding the world around you and so much more! I love how much more colorful and kind my life has become since I joined! Being a member is awesome and it's truly the best bang-for-your-buck you will ever find! Thank You Mary for everything ~ You've made some dark times lighter and the bright times even brighter!" - Ella

"Yaaasss!!! For me, it's the community! I know my fellow Merriment Makers are always cheering for me, keeping me in positive thoughts and vibes! And with the craziness of the world, we all need the reminder that we can be MERRY and share it with the world! The more you share, the more you receive 😉 love, happiness, merriment, grace."
- Tyffany

"M.M. is a place where I can be me. I can speak my truth. I can be supportive and support others whether it's a good day or a bad day and not feel judged for not being positive all the time. And on the days where I'm not positive it is a bountiful resource 4 ways I can improve my mental health."
- Kristi

"The Merriment Makers group, created, adored, and run by the one and only Uncustomary Mary England, is an exuberance of light, love, and creativity, with a refreshing dose of reality and practicality. Mary gives us a literal rainbow of thoughts, ideas, courses, and strategies to bring more positivity, color, lightness, and self-understanding into our lives. Mary is genuinely interested in our needs, and the group itself reflects that same genuine interest. Being a part of this group has been a delight and I am so looking forward to following where Uncustomary leads us!

I met Uncustomary 5 years ago and she was (and is) a blast of color in a sea of beige (all very nice and very cool beige, but beige nonetheless). Being a part of this group is a joy and a privilege (even if I’m somewhat of a lurker - even a drop of goodness is worth the membership!)" - Julia

"A wholesome, fun and experienced group - I love this community of Merriment Makers! The support and friendships combined with a massive amount of resources, definitely helps me in both my low and high moments."
- Skye


  • I want you to feel more like YOU than you ever have.
  • I want us to celebrate YOU and LIFE together.
  • I want to create a KINDER space for us to live in. Both immediately and for the future. Which includes when we need the kindness to heal.
  • I want us to PLAY and have FUN.

Merriment Makers Make Time to Play on Purpose. Spread Kindness, and Empower Authenticity.

Are you ready to play?

Merriment Makers From Around The World...

"Uncustomary has been a life changer for me. I'm not a naturally positive person. A few years ago I was so miserable, isolated, and down on myself that I decided to make a change. That's when I found Mary. She has helped me to see the positive sides of life and myself. I've literally changed my entire life within three years using the joy and support that I've received from Mary and the Merriment Makers." - Kitty

"Thank you. Your digital content is so helpful...and life-affirming."
- Alanna T.

“I'm a new member, but already I can see how it will help me in the long run. When I've been down, it seems that Mary's contagious beautiful attitude toward life finds me where I am. Not only is the Facebook group is filled with marvelous people from all walks of life, there are opportunities for growth, reminders to get gentle with yourself, and tips on how to be amazing. It's such a place of love and kindness you won't regret being a part of." - Lisa 

“I love being a member of such a positive, uplifting group! You get access to tons of free content like positive quotes to share online and even fun activities like scavenger hunts. You get access to the Facebook group. Mary even has numerous informative classes on various topics for reasonable fees. Mary's group has definitely helped me to feel better about myself!” - April

“I started following Uncustomary on Instagram. I can't tell you how much Mary's beautiful pictures inspire me everytime that I see them! I fell in love with the colorful pictures that made me smile. Her dedication to body positivity and living in color is infectious! I signed up for the Membership and it's like receiving a party in your mailbox each month! Being part of this Membership makes you feel like you have a cheerleader to cheer you on towards your goals every single day! I encourage everyone to become a part of the fun!!!" - Melissa

"I have been following Mary on Instagram for some time. I love her positive messages, colorful pictures, and general happy outlook on life. It always put a smile on my face. Within the last year or so I've been dealing with a lot of life changes. I was trying to dig myself out of a rut. I decided to join this group and see if it could help me with my goals, and it definitely did.
While I don't use all the tools available, and there are a lot! I get so much out of the group, and enjoy working at my own pace to get back to myself. The group always has something new to talk about or try and its a great place to go to get a little pick me up!" - Deidre

"I am so unbelievably grateful that I came across Uncustomary. Her Membership group is the brightest point of my day. It is full of support and love and so much color! Mary is so honest while still being insanely optimistic and genuine. It is so awesome to find a woman who truly embraces her uniqueness while supporting other women in their own unique journeys. I think the most valuable thing that Uncustomary has given me, though, is a sense of community. Mary has a way of helping you realize you are truly never alone in whatever you’re facing in life. She is a sparkly human rainbow in an often otherwise gray world. I’m forever thankful I found her!" - Snow

If You Join Today...

You can get your first week free!

Make the most of today with the Merriment Makers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I sign up at any time?

A: Yes! You so need to sign up by the 2nd of the month to ensure you get the Merriment Mail for that month! Other than that, you can sign up at any point, you will just wait to get next month's mail!

Q: Can I browse the archives before I join?

A: Yes! Scroll down on the Teachable page!

Q: Can I cancel my membership at any time?

A: Yes. You can cancel at any time.

Q: How do I cancel my membership?

A: Go to your profile image, hover over it, click "manage subscriptions", find "Merriment Makers Membership" and select the action you want to take under "actions". This video walks you through it! (If your account is older and you've signed up through PayPal, Tools >> All Tools >> Recurring Payments, then select the plan and hit cancel.) YOU are responsible for canceling your plan, not me.

Q: If I cancel my membership, will I lose access to the Facebook Support Group?

A: Yes. And Teachable. And Merriment Mail. That's what you're paying for!

Q: If I cancel my membership, will I lose access to Operation Merriment?

A: Yes if that's how you gained access to it! Operation Merriment is, however, a separate offering that can be purchased on its own if you ever decide to leave.

Q: Is there a cancelation fee?

A: Nope!

Q: Are subscriptions refundable?

A: As this is a digital offering and you get access to hundreds of resources immediately upon enrolling, per industry standard there are no refunds for membership subscriptions, but you may cancel at any time. Please feel free to contact me with questions.

Q: Are yearly subscriptions available?

A: Yes. You can set your subscription to renew every month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. You save a little bit of money with each increase.

Q: Can I buy the membership for someone else as a gift?

A: Yes! Just let me know who the gift is for at check out. I need their name, e-mail, and snail mail.

Q: Is this membership only available to people in the United States?

A: No, it's international, baby! That said, I can't control the postal system and your Merriment Mail might get there later than expected. :)

Q: Is the price the same for international?

A: Yes!

Q: What happens when I check out?

A: You'll be directed back to the Teachable dashboard, and you'll receive instructions for how to join the Facebook group, Operation Merriment, the newsletter, sync the Zoom calendar to your Google calendar, and get immediate access to the $1500 worth of archives!

I can't wait any longer!